Two arrested after Lenoir County woman shot in the head

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A woman was critically wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Lenoir County and two people are in custody.

Sheriff Jackie Rogers says the shooting happened at a home on Highway 55 West around 7:30 p.m.

He said 33-year-old Amie Heath was involved in a traffic accident at the Lighthouse Food Mart, at Highway 11 and 55, and that those involved followed her to the home on Highway 55 about two miles away where the shooting happened.

The sheriff’s office says those involved in the accident agreed to settle between themselves and exchange money.

Daisy Eubanks says she saw some people in two different vehicles arguing near the Piggly Wiggly in Kinston, as she was leaving the store with her fiancé, and her two children Sunday night.

Eubanks says as her family was driving home there was a car trying to pass them to get to a truck in front of them and shortly after, she says the truck turned off the road near a house, then shots were fired.

“I freaked out,” Eubanks said. “I thought me, my kids, and my fiancé were being shot at. It was really scary.”

Eubanks continued by saying, “Once I heard the gunshots, I literally floored the gas and got home as fast as I could. When I did get home, it was so bad that the back of our car smelled like gunpowder and lead. That’s how close they were.”

Deputies alerted nearby departments and the sheriff said a Kinston police officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle at Skinner’s Bypass. He said a woman and a teen were taken into custody, while there were two small children also in the vehicle.

Shy’mecca Epps, of Kinston, and the 17-year-old boy, were charged with two counts of attempted murder, discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, and discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle causing serious bodily injury.

Heath remains in critical condition at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.